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Hotel Okura Tokyo hosts World Gardening Fair

13th April 2010 Print
World Gardening Fair

From 1 – 5 May, 2010 green fingered guests at the Hotel Okura Tokyo will be able to step into a floral tribute from 10 different countries when the hotel hosts the 11th Annual World Gardening Fair within its walls.

This annual event is the opportunity for one ambassadress and the wives of nine ambassadors to Japan to create original horticultural compositions in the Hotel Okura Tokyo’s Heian Room, with the proceeds from the fair going to the charity ‘Save the Children, Japan’.

The event is a showcase for each country to show its unique cultures, traditions, and natural environments using trees and flowers representing their countries. The participants for this year are; Jamaica, The Republic of the Philippines, The Kingdom of Cambodia, The Kingdom of Morocco, The Kingdom of Norway, The Independent State of Samoa, The United States of America, The Hellenic Republic, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The Republic of Bulgaria.

In all, gardens from five continents are displayed at the hotel and the variety of floral displays will makes visitors feel as though they are on a voyage around the world.

The World Gardening Fair will begin on Saturday, May 1 with an opening ceremony attended by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado.

Other events will run in tandem with this special gardening fair. These include the Festival of Cuisine from 10 Nations as well as an art and photographic exhibition. These supplemental proceedings provide even further opportunities for visitors to submerge themselves in the sights, sounds and tastes of civilizations from all over the world.

Open: 10 am to 8 pm but only until 5:30 pm on the final day. Gardens illuminated from 5:30 pm.
Costs: 1000 JPY (£7.07) in advance and 1,500 JPY (£10.60) on the door.

The five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo, flagship property for Japanese hotel company Hotel Okura Co. Ltd., is located in the heart of the Japanese capital. It is one of the city's landmarks and is situated close to the city's main business districts and entertainment areas of Kasumigaseki, Roppongi, Ginza, and Akasaka areas. Hotel Okura Tokyo is a five-minute walk from the subway and a 70-minute drive from Tokyo's Narita Airport.

A one night stay starts from £248 (35,000 JPY) per room per night for a standard room. A one night stay in a Grand Comfort Double room costs from £354 (50,000 JPY) per room, including access to the Relaxation Nature Court, 10% service charge, 5% tax and accommodation tax £1.41 (200JPY) per person/per night, based on membership of the Okura Club International Membership (OCI).

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World Gardening Fair